Harry James

1954 Broadcasts

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On this Sunbeam LP, trumpeter Harry James and his 1954 orchestra are heard during three radio broadcasts. At the time the main soloists other than the leader were his longtime sidemen altoist Willie Smith and tenor-saxophonist Corky Corcoran; in addition Buddy Rich was propelling the band on drums and is heard singing "Stomp and Whistle." Swing fans should delight in this set which finds Harry James indulging in much less nostalgia than usual and jamming in particularly fine form on "Jackpot," "Stealing Apples," "Blue Skies" and an extended version of "Roll 'Em."